Today I want to tell you about an artist and his exhibition, which I was lucky to visit.
It was sunny, unusually hot day for the end of April! Several steps, wooden doors of the Moscow Library, and from a dusty and noisy street you get to a completely different, unreal world of creativity of Sergey Usik.
He is an artist of international level. He lives and works in St. Petersburg.
It is called "Maitre of Pastels" .
He has been working in this technique for over 25 years. It all started with a box of Rembrandt oil pastels, presented one day.
He is an architect, but still he has not stop drawing. Later, he was desperately trying to catch up, as it seemed to him, missed years of practice, working himself and with the help of professionals.
Yet the creative soul took him over. Years of hard work and self-improvement turned him into a fine landscape painter with a solid international reputation.
The exhibition presented few works, only 40... Two topics that alternate in the works of the artist immediately catch your eye: urban and natural landscapes. So, what is especially interesting: urban landscapes are mostly cloudy, gloomy-gray, tired... But nature... There is a sense of life and movement. The richness of color! Quite a different mood as well.
Spring at the St. Nicholas Church. 2014
Nevsky Prospect. Rain.
Nevsky Prospect. 2015
Evening near the Kazan Cathedral. 2011
The bells of St. Nicholas Church. Sunny day. 2013
Winter evening. Park near the Smolny Institute. 2012
Night. Big Avenue. 2011
St. Andrew's Cathedral. 2010
Big Avenue. 2010
Winter Evening. Vasilyevsky Island, Line 15. 2014
Summer in St. Petersburg. Bolshaya Morskaya Street. 2013
Neva. Frost. 2010
The Beginning of Spring on Kalinkinsky Bridge.
Summer Day. Neva. 2004
Sketch. Nostalgia. 2013
Spring Water. 2014
Spring is coming. 2017
Northern May. 2007
The Last Days of Winter. 2016
Autumn Water. 2001
Lindens. Autumn. Pavlovsk. 2014
Autumn in the Аorest. 2011
Against the Sun. Dacha. 2015
Solovki. Tide. Kutuzov Island. 2016
Forest in October.
October. Dacha. 2017
Spring in Pushkin. Fedorovsky Town. 2014
Morning in Winter Forest.
Dark Forest. 2007
Мontenegro. Kotor Bay. 2011
Winter Forest. 2017
Old Willow. 2008
La Rochelle. Evening. 2007
Santa Maria del Mar. 2015
Catania. Sicily. 2011
Bologna. Gloomy day. Main square. 2012
I really hope that these works did not leave you indifferent.
Each work can be viewed endlessly, marveling at the skill of the artist!